“NCIS: Hawai’i” keeps getting one thing right week after week: Taking advantage of the beautiful scenery of the Hawaiian islands in the show.
We’ve seen the beaches, cliffs, forests, and rolling waves of the islands in the season’s first few episodes. But in Monday’s latest episode, “Recruiter,” we also got to see the stars take up a new hobby that shows off the set location at its best.
Noah Mills’ character Jesse and Alex Tarrant’s Kai went surfing together during an undercover mission. They infiltrated a surfer gang called the Oceania Boys to try and sniff out a murderer in their midst. Obviously, as part of joining the gang, the duo had to prove they have the surfing chops to belong to the group.
“NCIS: Hawai’i” star Mills showed off his surfing skills in an epic behind-the-scenes video posted to Twitter before the episode aired. No stunt double necessary for Mills. We get to see him in action, tackling the waves as the camera crew keeps up on a jetski. It’s absolutely wild to see.
In addition to seeing Mills’ incredible skills, we also catch a glimpse of the gorgeous ocean and sky in the background. It looks like an absolutely perfect day in the paradise of the Hawaiian islands. Once again, no movie magic necessary to make the “NCIS: Hawai’i” set look good. It has its own natural charm.
What Else Happened on Last Night’s Episode ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ ?
Kai and Jesse’s efforts to infiltrate the surfer gang lead them to Brad Pacheco, a member of the Oceania Boys who becomes a suspect in the case.
Special Agent-in-Charge Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and her team are trying to find out who killed Petty Officer First Class Miles Hayward, a recruiter for the Navy. They start looking into the troubled youth who Hayward encouraged to join the military.
Pacheco got recruited by Hayward, but he wasn’t accepted into the Navy because he lied about his criminal record. The team takes Pacheco in to be interrogated, but he claims he had no idea Hayward even died.
Meanwhile, Tennant goes to Pacheco’s mother’s house to ask her to convince her son to own up to what happened. While there, Tennant gets a text from the team saying it was in fact the mother who killed Hayward. She didn’t want her son to leave her to join the military, so she eliminated the recruiter.
An epic “mom battle” ensues, with Tennant and Andrea Pacheco fighting to take the other person down. Tennant soon comes out on top, closing the case and securing another victory for the “NCIS: Hawai’i” team.
Make sure you catch the next episode when it premieres at 10 p.m. EST on Monday on CBS.